Phoenix, May, 1918: Phoenix Union High School. Octavo. 23(1)pp. The earliest recorded copies in the Arizona Newspaper Project and OCLC are in the 1930's. Much on this item dedicated to those classmates who had gone to fight in World War I. The opening poem is dedicated to the 28th. Besides giving accounts of the different departments there is a nice description of Jefferson Street when it was poorly lit in the first decade of the 20th Century. A later patriotic poem which notes that the Patriots of Phoenix High have "jacked old "Uncle Sammy" to bring justice "to the Hun". It goes on to say they did this by buying liberty bonds. It lists 185 of their older classmates who served in World War I, four of whom died in the conflict. The school did not open in the Fall until December 16 because of the influenza crisis. Also there are large ads for some of the well-known Phoenix business (some with a patriotic note such as Donofrios which suggests that while "you are thinking about that soldier Boy, send him a box of their Cactus Candy." Bound in original pictorial wraps, light finger soiling. (Inventory #: 018868)
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